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John Standing is a Actor British born on 16 august 1934 at London (United-kingdom)

John Standing

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Birth name John Ronald Leon
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 16 august 1934 (86 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Sir John Ronald Leon Standing, 4th Baronet (born 16 August 1934), born John Ronald Leon, is an English actor.


He succeeded his father as the 4th baronet in 1964, but does not use the title. The Leon family were, until 1937, owners of Bletchley Park, the country house in Buckinghamshire used in the Second World War as a code-breaking centre. He married Jill Melford in 1961; the couple had a son, Alexander John, but divorced in 1972.

In 1984 he married Sarah Kate Forbes, the daughter of film director Bryan Forbes and actress Nanette Newman and the sister of television presenter Emma Forbes; they have three children.

Usually with

Ralph Thomas
Ralph Thomas
(4 films)
Bryan Forbes
Bryan Forbes
(2 films)
David Lynch
David Lynch
(1 films)
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Filmography of John Standing (49 films)

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The Happy Prince, 1h45
Directed by Rupert Everett
Origin German
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Chancellor
Roles Dr. Tucker
Rating62% 3.1046553.1046553.1046553.1046553.104655
Les derniers jours d'Oscar Wilde, vivant dans l’échec et la misère…
Queen & Country, 1h54
Directed by John Boorman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Caleb Landry Jones, David Thewlis, Callum Turner, Tamsin Egerton, Vanessa Kirby, Richard E. Grant
Roles Grandfather George
Rating61% 3.050683.050683.050683.050683.05068
The film follows John Boorman's alter ego Bill Rohan ten years after the events of Hope and Glory, as he performs basic training for the Korean War.
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, David Yelland, Anne Reid, John Standing, Helen Baxendale
Roles Colonnello Toby Luttrell
Rating85% 4.285634.285634.285634.285634.28563
Le Capitaine Hastings revient à Styles Court, lieu de sa première enquête avec son ami Hercule Poirot. Il y retrouve le détective fortement diminué : cardiaque, ayant changé de valet, il ne se déplace plus qu'en chaise roulante. Poirot se lance une dernière fois dans une chasse au meurtrier... qui pourrait causer sa perte. Un ingénieux tueur en série, présent à Styles, aurait trouvé le crime parfait...
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, 1h33
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Felicity Jones, Elizabeth McGovern, Luke Treadaway, Mackenzie Crook, Ellie Kendrick, Ben Greaves-Neal
Roles Horace Spigott
Rating56% 2.802482.802482.802482.802482.80248
Today is Dolly's (Felicity Jones) wedding day, and her family is arriving at the manor house with all the cheerfulness, chaos and petty grievances that bubble to the surface at such gatherings. Trouble soon appears with the arrival of Joseph (Luke Treadaway), Dolly's lover from the previous summer, who throws her feelings into turmoil. To her mother's (Elizabeth McGovern) exasperation, his presence threatens to upset the design she had for her daughter's future. Dolly, for her part, just cannot decide whether to run away with Joseph or start a new life in Argentina with her husband to be.
Before the Rains, 1h36
Directed by Santosh Sivan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Linus Roache, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle, Lal, Paul Michael
Roles Charles Humphries
Rating64% 3.2474353.2474353.2474353.2474353.247435
Before the Rains is set in 1930s Malabar District of the Madras Presidency of British India, against the backdrop of a growing nationalist movement. An idealistic young Indian man, T.K. (Rahul Bose) finds himself torn between his ambitions for the future and his loyalty to tradition when people in his village learn of an affair between his British boss and close friend Henry Moores (Linus Roache) and a married village woman Sajani (Nandita Das).
I Want Candy, 1h27
Directed by Stephen Surjik
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pornography, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tom Riley, Tom Burke, Carmen Electra, Eddie Marsan, Michelle Ryan, Mackenzie Crook
Roles Michael de Vere
Rating53% 2.6994952.6994952.6994952.6994952.699495
A group of film students at Leatherhead University in search of funding for their feature film "The Love Storm" end up having to rewrite and make it into a porno. This leads the boys head first into a world of erotica that they didn't even know existed and into the life of actress Candy Fiveways (Carmen Electra).
The Contractor, 1h38
Directed by Josef Rusnak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Wesley Snipes, Eliza Hope Bennett, Lena Headey, Ralph Brown, Charles Dance, Gemma Jones
Roles Sir Anthony
Rating55% 2.7517652.7517652.7517652.7517652.751765
A retired CIA Black-Ops hitman James Jackson Dial (Wesley Snipes) is living his life in seclusion on his ranch in Montana when he is offered the chance to redeem himself by his former employer, Jeremy Collins (Ralph Brown). Some years earlier, Dial had been seconds away from taking down notorious terrorist cell leader Ali Mahmoud Jahar (Nikolay Sotirov) but his carelessness allowed Jahar to escape, marking his assignment as a failure.
Outlaw (2007)
, 1h43
Directed by Nick Love
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Sean Harris, Bob Hoskins, Lennie James, Rupert Friend
Rating56% 2.849152.849152.849152.849152.84915
The film begins by exploring stories involving a number of different characters who live in and around London, all of whom have experiences which lead them to believe that justice in the country is not being handed out fairly. These characters include white-collar worker Gene Dekker (Danny Dyer), who is violently beaten by yobs without any reason on the way to his wedding. Danny Bryant (Sean Bean) is a paratrooper who has seen action in the Falklands, Afghanistan and Iraq and who arrives back from abroad to find his wife with someone else, and also believes that the state of the country is worse than the war-torn places he has recently served in. Crown Court prosecution barrister Cedric Munroe (Lennie James) receives death threats towards his pregnant wife, being told they will only be safe if he pulls out of the case against club owner and heroin dealer Terry Manning (Rob Fry), a boss of the criminal underworld, who Munroe is currently prosecuting. Cambridge University student Sandy Mardell (Rupert Friend) and son of Bryant's former commanding officer has only recently left hospital, though the thugs who scarred him for life in an unprovoked attack were released from prison before he had made his recovery.
Scoop (2006)
, 1h36
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane, Christopher Fulford, Nigel Lindsay
Roles Garden Party Guest
Rating66% 3.349293.349293.349293.349293.34929
Following the memorial service for investigative reporter Joe Strombel (McShane), Strombel's spirit finds himself on the barge of death with several others, including a young woman who believes she was poisoned by her employer, Peter Lyman (Jackman). The woman tells Strombel she thinks Lyman, a handsome British aristocrat with political ambitions, may be the Tarot Card Killer, a notorious serial killer of prostitutes, and that he killed her when she stumbled onto his secret. The Tarot Card Killer left a card on each murder victim's body.
V for Vendetta, 2h12
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Social science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Psychologie, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, LGBT-related films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Tim Pigott-Smith
Roles Bishop Lilliman
Rating79% 3.9619253.9619253.9619253.9619253.961925
In the late 2020s the world is in turmoil, with the United States fractured as a result of prolonged conflict and a pandemic of the "St. Mary's Virus" ravaging Europe. The United Kingdom is ruled as a fascist police state by the Norsefire Party. Political opponents, immigrants, Muslims, homosexuals and other "undesirables" are imprisoned in concentration camps. On November 4, a Guy Fawkes-masked vigilante identifing himself as "V" (Hugo Weaving) rescues Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman), an employee of the state-run British Television Network (BTN), from members of the "Fingermen" secret police while she is out past curfew. From a rooftop, they watch his demolition of the Old Bailey criminal court building, accompanied by fireworks and the 1812 Overture. Inspector Finch (Stephen Rea), Scotland Yard's Chief of Police, is tasked with investigating V's activities while BTN declares the incident an "emergency demolition". V interrupts the broadcast to claim responsibility and urges the people of Britain to rise up against their government. He asks them to meet him exactly one year later, on November 5, Guy Fawkes Night, outside the Houses of Parliament, which he promises to destroy. During the broadcast, the police attempt to capture V. Evey helps him escape but is knocked unconscious.
Lassie (2005)
, 1h39
Directed by Charles Sturridge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jonathan Mason, Peter O'Toole, Samantha Morton, John Lynch, Peter Dinklage, Edward Fox
Roles French
Rating66% 3.347933.347933.347933.347933.34793
Sam Carraclough, a miner who struggles to earn enough money to feed his family, sells the family's collie, Lassie, to the Duke of Rudling, leaving his young son heartbroken over the loss of his canine companion. The film follows Lassie on the collie's 500-mile journey from the Duke of Rudling's estate in the Scottish Highlands to the Carraclough home.
Animal (2005)
, 1h43
Directed by Roselyne Bosch
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Andreas Wilson, Ed Stoppard, Mark Heap, John Standing, Natalie Press, Juliet Rylance
Roles Dean Frydman
Rating50% 2.516172.516172.516172.516172.51617
Dans un futur proche, un jeune généticien idéaliste et ambitieux découvre les gènes de l'agressivité. Il tente de modifier un tueur en série, avant d'être lui-même tenté d'augmenter sa part "animale", à ses risques et périls. Les rôles s'inversent dans ce double "Jekyll et Hyde" revisité. Une jeune femme, éthologue et spécialiste des loups, tentera de sauver le généticien de lui-même. Un conte philosophique sur la part sauvage en nous.
A Good Woman, 1h33
Directed by Mike Barker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Umbers, Milena Vukotic, Stephen Campbel Moore
Roles Dumby
Rating64% 3.247623.247623.247623.247623.24762
Set in 1930, the film opens in New York City, where femme fatale Mrs. Erlynne finds that she is no longer welcomed by either the high-ranking men she has seduced or the society wives she has betrayed. Selling her jewelry, she buys passage on a liner bound for Amalfi, Italy, where she apparently sets her sights on newlywed Robert Windermere. When his car frequently is seen parked outside her villa, local gossips become convinced the two are having an affair.
King Solomon's Mines, 2h53
Directed by Steve Boyum
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Patrick Swayze, Alison Doody, Roy Marsden, John Standing, Gavin Hood, Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Roles Dr. Sam Maitland
Rating61% 3.0607953.0607953.0607953.0607953.060795
Elizabeth Maitland hires American safari hunter Allan Quartermain to find her father Sam Maitland, who has been kidnapped by the Kukuanas as he had drawn a map to the location of the legendary mines. The Russian Tsar was funding Sam's efforts to locate the mines, and sends pursuers after Quatermain and company.
The Gathering Storm, 1h36
Directed by Richard Loncraine
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Historical
Actors Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Linus Roache, Lena Headey, Tom Wilkinson
Roles Lord Moyne
Rating74% 3.745683.745683.745683.745683.74568
The film opens in 1934 with Winston Churchill deep in his wilderness years, and struggling to complete his biography of his ancestor the Duke of Marlborough, which he hopes will revive his fortunes. Winston is chided by his wife Clemmie for their lack of money and is aware that as a 'man of destiny' his moment may have passed. At the same time he struggles in the House of Commons as a backbencher to get a hearing for his concerns about German re-armament under Hitler and the policy of appeasement.